January 31, 2014

WBCA to Induct Legendary Marian Coach Brian Gillogly

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FOND DU LAC, Wis. (SabreAthletics.com) – Legendary baseball coach Brian Gillogly is poised for yet another hall of fame nod as the Wisconsin Baseball Coaches Association has come calling for him to be one of three inducted into its 2014 class. Gillogly, who amassed 337 victories over 12 seasons as coach of the Sabres, was a 2012 Marian Athletics Hall of Fame inductee.

Gillogly coached Marian and Luther College over 22 seasons, totaling more than 550 career wins in the process. His teams won 13 conference championships and he was named Coach of the Year nine times.

While guiding the Sabres from the program's inception in 1988-1999, Gillogly led Marian to 11 seasons of 20 or more wins, including six straight 30-win campaigns, while never missing the postseason and culminating in a conference championship 11 times.

His 1993 squad, which was inducted into Marian's 2012 Hall of Fame class as well, set a school-record with 38 wins on the way to an NAIA World Series appearance. Two years later, he was named NAIA National Coach of the Year. He coached nine Lake Michigan Conference Players of the Year, 32 NAIA All-District honorees, eight NAIA honorable mention All-Americans, one MLB Amateur Draft pick (Brian Miller '95) and a fellow Marian Hall of Fame inductee (Mike Schaible '94).

The WBCA induction ceremony is set to take place Saturday, February 8, at the Middleton Marriott during the Annual WBCA Clinic and Convention. Gillogly, along with, Jeff Hogan of Milwaukee Hamilton High School and Kip Nordstrom of Lodi High School make up the 2014 class.